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Sam

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Can apples be prevented from rotting?
« on: 04/06/2009 11:30:01 »
Sam asked the Naked Scientists:
   THIS WEBSITE IS SOOOO GREAT

I CAN FIND EXPERIMENT SOOOO EASILY AND IT EXPLAIN WHY IT HAPPEN!

IT IS GREAT FOR STUDENTS!!

But, I may have something in mind that maybe ur website doesn't have:
 
Do you have an experiment on using substance to stop the rotting of apples or other fruits??

Thanks!

Sam

What do you think?


 

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Can apples be prevented from rotting?
« Reply #1 on: 04/06/2009 11:31:30 »
The best way to stop an apple from rotting is to eat it.
 

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Can apples be prevented from rotting?
« Reply #2 on: 04/06/2009 13:55:01 »
The best way to stop an apple from rotting is to eat it.

Took the words right out of my mouth...... and my bloody apple....... give it back!

Irradiation of foods does prolong their life see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_irradiation, but there is opposition to this treatment.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/06/2009 08:03:02 »
Perhaps peel it and chuck it in a concentrated salt solution.
 

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Can apples be prevented from rotting?
« Reply #4 on: 05/06/2009 16:20:45 »
Yeah, irradiate them and then keep them in a sterile environment.  Probably cheaper, and certainly more convenient, to buy fresh apples and eat them before they decay though.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 06/06/2009 01:13:21 »
Most apples are covered with a very thin layer of wax to prevent them from spoiling.
 

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